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Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor (1990)

A virus from outer space transforms a bio-researcher into a blood thirsty monster. But chief, Dr.Vialini doesn't like the cops and public to be involved in this secret experiment. But he ... See full summary »

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Matt Kulis ...
John Griffen
Patrick Barnes ...
Brian
Tara Leigh ...
Sherry Griffen
Dianna Flaherty ...
Kim Griffen
Katherine Romaine ...
Nancy Kane
Marcus Powell ...
Dr. Viallini
Tony Gigante ...
Mitchell
Greg Sullivan ...
Jarrett
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Dr. Elliot Stein
Michael D'Andrea ...
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Ralph Grimaldi ...
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Bob Aaronson ...
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A virus from outer space transforms a bio-researcher into a blood thirsty monster. But chief, Dr.Vialini doesn't like the cops and public to be involved in this secret experiment. But he becomes lunch very soon. Written by Harun Mehmedinovic <pkojovic@ibm.net>

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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22 June 1991 (South Korea)  »

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A Metamorfose  »

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Originally entitled (and filmed as) "Deadly Spawn 2: The Metamorphosis", intended to be a sequel to _Return Of The Aliens: The Deadly Spawn (1983)_ See more »

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In the opening sequence, the camera is reflected in the cop's coffee mug. See more »

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At the end, a subtitle comes up, saying "I don't get payed enough for this shit!" See more »

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Follows The Deadly Spawn (1983) See more »

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Baby You've Changed
Words and Music by John Gray & Peter M. Stoller
Vocals by Peter M. Stoller
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"I don't get paid enough for this sh!t"
11 February 2012 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Tautly directed and cheaply made, little sci-fi / horror monster throwback flick which is nothing but schlock, though all the same quite fun. It's a sideshow of horrid make-up effects, stop-motion and a touch of gore thrown here and there. The story is basic starting off rather grey, if a touch slow and talky in parts, as situations is explained through fragmented flashbacks. What are going on are the usual secretive experiments on genetic engineering that sees a doctor accidentally being contaminated by alien cells and virtually transforming in to something otherworldly that goes on the rampage in a forlorn scientific facility. While a headstrong girl along with her boyfriend and younger sister enter the building looking for their missing father, who worked as the facility's security guard. While the doctor in charge hires two killers to rid any evidence. Although it's no walk in the park, as they'll find out they are really unprepared. The first half is mainly told in flashbacks explaining the occurrences before and after the contamination. Here it tries to be thoughtful and selective with its choices (where the most suspenseful moments occur), but the second half keeps it straight-forward and dumb it down with the usual monster on the loose formula around empty rooms and corridors. Throwing in some outrageous special effects (tentacle action anyone?), grisly jolts and mutant creations where it finishes on a crazy note. In some aspects in reminded of another sequel "Syngenor" and it was interesting to see that it was initially set-up to be the sequel to the 1983 film "The Deadly Spawn". The acting is on the lousy side, but there are few exceptions with Marcus Powell chewing up his scenes with glassy intensity and Tony Gignate as one of the hired killers with a dry sense of humour.

"Please dear, not in front of the mutants."


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